Meet the Staff

Clare Lechuga
Insurance and Billing Coordinator

Clare has been a part of our dental team since 1989. She is also crossed trained as a Registered Dental Assistant.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and her dog, Coco. They love going to the beach and visiting vintage and rat rod car shows!

Sapphire David
Scheduling and Financial Coordinator

Sapphire has been part of our dental team since 2014. She has been cross-trained for both surgical assisting and front office. She enjoys using both her front office and back office knowledge to better assist in patient care. 
Sapphire was born in Los Angeles but grew up in Paso Robles, California. When she is not working she enjoys charcoal and pencil drawing, listening to music, and spending time with her family.

 Shar Kotheimer
Scheduling and Financial Coordinator

Shar has been a part of our dental team since 2017. She has been in health care/front office industry for over 30 years and has worked in medical as well as dental offices.
Growing up with a dentist as a father and now a younger brother who became a dentist has helped her position as a front office treatment coordinator.  Helping people has always been her passion.
In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her 3 grown children and 2 grandkids. A native of California, enjoys hiking, horseback riding (especially on the beach), photography, tennis, golf, traveling, and trying to keep up with her husband.  

Christine Kleinau
Registered Dental Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator

Christine has been a part of our dental hygiene team since 2017. She was a Registered Dental Assistant for 10 years before continuing her education and pursuing her childhood dream of becoming a dental hygienist, graduating with highest honors from Taft College in 2016. 
She grew up in Paso Robles and loves living in wine country on the central coast! When she is not working, Christine loves spending time outdoors being with her husband, enjoying the country life with their many dogs, horses and farm animals!

Suzanne Armitage
Registered Dental Hygienist

Suzanne joined our dental hygiene team in 1994 and has been practicing hygiene for 30+ years! She is very passionate about prevention and patient education.
She moved from Huntington Beach to Cambria where in her free time enjoys hiking, gardening, and spending time with family and friends! 
Janelle Fairhurst
Registered Dental Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator

Coming soon!

Francesca Bartell
Registered Dental Hygienist

Francesa is a 1994 graduate of Cabrillo Dental Hygiene School. She received High Honors, the Hu-Friedy Golden Scaler Award, and Lifetime Membership to the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society. In 2003 she obtained her advanced degree as an RDHAP (Registered Dental Hygienist in Alternative Practice) from West Los Angeles College. Because of this advanced degree, Francesca is also a traveling dental hygienist who serves home bound clients, and residents of car facilities for the elderly. In her free time, she enjoys watching HGTV programs, working in her rose garden, and volunteering and fundraising for her favorite charities. She also enjoys traveling with her husband all over the world.

 Stacy Mills
Registered Dental Hygienist 

Stacy has been a part of our dental hygiene team since 2018. She has been an active part of the dental field for over 13 years. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. This inspired her to further her education by becoming a dental hygienist, graduating with highest honors from Taft College in 2018. Stacy strives to ensure our patients always feel 100% informed and comfortable during their visit. To her, there’s nothing more gratifying than educating and helping patients overcome their dental fears. 
In 2011, she moved from southern California to the central coast where she enjoys hiking, running and spending time with her husband and their dog, Jacey.
 Isabella Malfo
Registered Dental Hygienist

Isabella has been part of our dental hygiene team since 2017. Her love of people and caring for others is what inspired her to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is honored to be able to bring inspiration and motivation to each individual patient as they take ownership of their oral health with individualized education. She studied and graduated with the highest honors as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Taft College. Isabella was born and raised on the Central Coast of California and when she is not in the office she loves spending time with husband, her family, being outside, giving horseback riding lessons, and working with  horses.

 Teresa Kosta
Registered Dental Hygienist

Teresa has been a part of our hygiene team since 2011. She hails from the southern states where she became interested in dental hygiene while working in a dental office in high school. She graduated from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY in 1983. She has been practicing for 35 years.
Teresa moved back to the Central Coast in 2011 after being away for 14 years and is enjoying the five acres she lives on with her husband and daughter who attends Cal Poly. Teresa enjoys gardening, coffee with friends, and traveling.

Michelle Reaves
Registered Dental Hygienist/Treatment Coordinator 

Michelle has been a part of our dental hygiene team since 2014. She graduated with a bachelors in science in Nutrition from Cal Poly in 2009 and then continued her education in dental hygiene at Southwestern College where she graduated top of her class.
She grew up in San Diego, Ca where her mother was and continues to be a dentist and mentor. Facilitating optimal overall dental health with compassion through customized oral hygiene and education are Michelle’s main goals for her patients. 
She thoroughly enjoys living on the beautiful central coast with her husband and their two small                                                                                                    children.

 Joyce Helmintoller
Registered Dental Hygienist

Joyce began working for our dental team in 1998 and holds current Dental Hygiene licenses for California, Hawaii and Missouri. After receiving a Certificate of Proficiency in Dental Assisting in 1979, she continued her education in Dental Hygiene. She graduated and obtained  her license for the Central region boards in Missouri in 1982. Then moved to Hawaii where she worked as a licensed Dental Hygienist for 14 years. She got married and moved to California in 1997. 
She has enjoyed her career as a Dental Hygienist and has no plans on retiring any time soon. 
One of her passions is fishing as well as her husband and family.

Shreei Santana 
Public Relations Director/Business Coordinator

Coming soon!

Andie Scott
Dental Assistant

Coming soon!

 Ruth Bednarz
Registered Dental Assistant

Ruth has been a part of our dental team for over 25 years. She enjoys doing Zumba in her spare time.